New be­gin­nings…

Inside Out (Australia) - - Editor’s Letter -

Jan­uary might just be my favourite month. The De­cem­ber rush is over and we all have per­mis­sion to com­pletely re­lax. You can al­most hear the huge col­lec­tive ex­ha­la­tion of breath up and down the coun­try. It’s also the sea­son of op­ti­mism and good in­ten­tions. We take stock of our lives, we join the gym and we make grand plans for the year ahead. If this in­cludes a re­fresh, a re-in­ven­tion or a ren­o­va­tion of your home, you’re in the right place. This month we’re all about mak­ing the most of what you have. Our cover home is a clever lit­tle self-con­tained house that its owner built in her gar­den, for ex­tra in­come or when guests come to stay. You can find it on page 46. Keep turn­ing for a small apart­ment that’s home to a fam­ily of four, but beau­ti­fully cu­rated so it feels much larger. Our style ed­i­tor Jono pulled to­gether his top tips on small-space style, com­plete with the flex­i­ble fur­ni­ture that will make the room re­ally work. Find the story on page 38. And if all you can man­age this month is a pantry clean out, our mar­ket ed­i­tor Natalie has you cov­ered with her round-up of stylish and func­tional stor­age buys, on page 116. Talk about spark­ing joy!

We’re all liv­ing out­doors this month, so we’ve made sure to in­clude plenty of gar­den in­spi­ra­tion. Is your ul­ti­mate out­door room fully kit­ted out with all the com­forts of in­doors, or is it some­thing more sim­ple? Turn to page 134 for four com­pletely dif­fer­ent op­tions that will have you dream­ing and de­sign­ing, even if the do­ing comes a lit­tle later.

I’m set­ting off on my own new ad­ven­ture, so you’ll see a fresh face here from next month. I’ve loved my time with team In­side Out and I’m so grate­ful for their, and your, sup­port. I hope you en­joy this is­sue, and wish you a won­der­ful 2019.

Vic­to­ria Baker ACT­ING ED­I­TOR

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